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in as obama during john mccain's 2008 prep. the president practicing with jor kerry playing the role of romney. kerry is a good fit since the parallels between his '04 and current one is overwhelming. can romney get the post-debate bounce kerry did in '04 and take it one step further and turn it into something kerry couldn't do eight years ago. in '04 president bush had a six-point lead before the debates but kerry's performance boosted him tying the men for the final debate but it was senator kerry in december '04 and not president elect kerry. the national polls are close her today than eight years ago but the numbers in key battlegrounds today tell an obama victory story. democratic strategist steve el mendorf, kerry's deputy campaign manager in '04. how are you? >> good, how are you. >> tell me about why your guy won the debates and lost the election and what that says potentially about this dynamic and this race right now is this. >> i think any challenger has a benefit when they get up on the stage against the president of the united states. the debates level the playing field. they put
the obama administration insisted the assault was a protest that got out of hand. fox news confirmed u.s. intelligence did indeed know it was a terror attack of 24 hours of that evening. bill: yesterday the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and the defense secretary finally statedding the obvious. >> it was a terrorist attack. as we determined details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear there were terrorists who planned that attack. that's when i came to that conclusion. >> day after or was -- >> took a while to really get some of the feedback from what exactly happened at that location. >> there was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in western, correction, eastern libya, were seeking to coalesce but there wasn't anything specific. bill: well, peter doocy is live in washington drilling down on the specifics. peter, if the administration knew it was terrorist attack in 24 hours, why did they not just say that? >> reporter: we heard from administration officials there is ongoing investigation and more details wi
less than two years ago as part of the surge authored by president obama had come out. the president never ceases to point out on the campaign trail and elsewhere, that he has ended the war in iraq, has ended the war in afghanistan, two years hence u.s. combat troops are expected to be pulled out of a afghanistan in 2014. so obviously this presents some problems as well as the grim facts on the ground. with these horrific green-on-blue attacks. >> how much does the president anticipate the war in afghanistan will play into the debates on wednesday? >> it's a mixed bag at this point. the president as i pointed out, frequently pointing out that he has a plan to bring american troop combat troops out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. he's talked about his success in bringing american combat troops out of iraq. he's talking about some of the successes up until recently. in endorsing the arab spring in libya and tunisia to a certain extent in egypt. but certainly the situation in libya right now, nothing more needs to be said about that. it's become a political as well as a security foot
. thanks for sharing your time with us. mitt romney taking on president obama. back to back interviews and mitt romney getting specific and talk being his plan to lower taxes for everyone. >> steve: president obama admits that some of his ads are not true. >> sometimes what is going on in the campaign and mistakes and areas where there is no doubt that somebody could dispute how we are presenting things. that happens in politics. >> steve: really? that is a surprising admission. why didn't cbs put that on tv last night. >> brian: and a plan full of terrorist and bombs taxis at the gate? "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ "fox and friends". >> steve: good morning, folks, live from studio e in midtown manhattan. if you are getting ready for work wear a coat. >> gretchen: i am boycotting the fall. i am believing it is warm temperatures and beautiful sunshine. we had a beautiful weekend. but you are right. the chill in the air >> steve: you are like the guy wearing shorts in the winter. >> gretchen: flip flops for me . >> brian: nirst things first. head lines. >> gretchen: obama admi
by the obama campaign. >> i think the president will not be able to continue to mischaracterize my pathway. so i will be able to mine and he will describe his and people will make a choice. that is it great thing about democracy. i will not fool people to think things. that ends during the debates. >> reporter: the governor says the romney campaign pointing to the acknowledgement that the president made last night not in that "60 minutes" interview that was broadcast but in the webcast that followed saying he thinks some of the attacks his campaign leveled at governor romney have actually gone overboard, patti ann. patti ann: yeah, john. the romney campaign hammering the president on that "60 minutes" interview. tell us more about that. >> reporter: hammering him on a number of fronts. the current idea that the middle east unrest and murder of chris stevens are bumps in the road as president obama said last night, characterizing as quote noise, israel's concerns about iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon. then there was this about the president's biggest disappointment. >> if you ask me what's m
decided to affirm the constitutionity of obama care. botched fast and furous program linked over 300 shooting in the new mexico. more than dozen teenagers left dead. 1300 guns are still unaccounted for. the failed program was under investigation since border agent briknow terry - briantery was killed. >> former governor said the moment he realized the house keeper. he tarted looking like me. and i kind of got it. it was never discussed. i put the things together here. >> duask mildred in >> no, i didn't. it felt like i should take on the of taking care of him and her. >> gretchen: there is more you haven't heard. tune in to "fox and friends" when arnold swarsnegar joins us live >> steve: over the weekend 2000 americans were killed in afghanistan. the president talks about on the stop his greatest achievement and that is the killing of osama bin laden. here he is in nevada over the weekend. >> al-qaida is on the path of defeat and osama bin laden is dead. sounds like he dropped the gm line. >> gretchen: the greatest accomplishment is the killing of osama bin laden so the president is
. >> geraldo: call it benghazi gate. the question of what the obama administration knew about the true nature of the assault that killed our ambassador chris stevens and the three other brave americans and when they knew it. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> it was a terrorist attack. the reason i think it clearly was a terrorist attack is because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. and against our individuals. >> ambassador rice should resign but also we should investigate and find out how high up this went and and i would hope the administration would voluntarily come forward and say whey they gave out this false information when they had to know there was so much more out there and yet they wanted to rule out terrorism from the start. >> geraldo: calling for ambassador rice's administration. what did the administration know and when can they know it? >> john: issa is on the phone from his home state of georgia. what do you think of peter king's call for ambassador rice
libya is a place where the thick fog of war are can obscure who is who i cut the obama administration slack for not knowing immediately who attacked our embassy on 9/11 and killed our people. within hours certainly within a couple of days as the facts' merged the administration must have known what really happened but they stuck stubbornly to their implausible explanation that the antimuslim movie was what sparked the flame that claimed the lives of our four americans. because of that willful ignorance we were the first to call it benghazi gate. >> there is no justification. none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> in fact, this was not a preplanned premeditated attack. >> i would say yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy. >> we have reports that white house said today that the attacks in libya were terrorist attacks. >> we are still doing an investigation there are going to be different circumstances in different countries so i don't want to speak to something until we have all of the information. >> i have first hand experience in
are living in poverty than when president obama took office. and 15 million more are on food stamps. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. i'm mitt romney, and i approved this message. >> i think that ad just makes my point, they're tone deaf. good morning, it's thursday, september 27th, as you take a look at a wet times square in new york city. i'm in chicago this morning, but with us in new york city with willie geist, our national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. also former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst steve ratner and nbc news chief affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports." >> we have affairs. >> andrea mitchell. and in washington, for "the politico playbook," executive executor jim vandehei. of course, willie, we've got a lot to talk about. let's start really quickly with the refs! >> they're back.
>> eric: the first presidential debate coming up in 72 hours -- obama, romney, fox, we'll be on it. >> jamie: it's the place to be. have a great day. shannon bream takes it away. >> stagnation versus growth, dependency versus opportunity and upward mobility. that's the classic choice, clear difference that we are offering. >> the three days until the first presidential debate. both candidates will be stepping off the campaign trail. get ready. it's a tight race in key battleground states and that has many republicans calling for romney go on offense, when he takes the stage on wednesday in denver. we begin america's news headquarters with carl cameron. we understand that romney is prepare for example wednesday's debate. any word on when we can expect. >> reporter: he's been preparing, arguably for seven years or more, but very, very aggressive in the last few months. he will go mind the doors and do additional rehearsing, talking with the staff about how to do this. the evolution has changed a little bit. he has been doing a lot of mock debates with ohio senator rob portman, thrs b
defense this weekend by senior obama cam main advisor. >> i was shocked to see representative king attack ambassador rice because she was acting on the intelligence given her to the intelligence community. to say she should resign, she is one of the most remarkable splendid public servants that is thoroughly irresponsible. >> reporter: two final observations about axelrod's comments. number one, susan rice went way beyond the assessment here given by the director of national intelligence and number two, what we're going to pursue today is the timing. when the director of national intelligence, that office, changed its assessment to terrorism. was it before the statements of susan rise on the 16th, or was it sometime afterwards, gregg? gregg: catherine, jenna. jenna: i want to ask you a quick question because we're following the libya story throughout the day. as you said so many questions remain. a story occurred this weekend. i want to ask you about this because of your experienced reporting at guantanamo bay. the youngest prisoner there was released to canada and it was done very quietl
rice to resign. the obama team dill giving conflicting accounts of the white house response. martha: i'm martha maccallum. the romney campaign is joining this growing chorus of lawmakers. senator john mccain saying the administration's response was inept and ignorant and susan rice blaming it on a spontaneous protest was inexcusable. >> it's either willful ignorance or abysmal ignorance to think people come to spontaneous demonstrations with mortars and heavy weapons pant attack goes on for hours. bill: both sides are complaining. governor romney's team says the white house is still getting its story mixed up. >> reporter: democrats say republicans are politicizing the tragic attack that cost of life of four americans. the republicans say the white house is cover ugging up the details for political reasons. here is axlerod. >> the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened. but when you are the responsible party, when you are the administration and you have a responsibility to act on what you know and what the intelligence community believed. >> reporter: actually i
obama addresses the united nations and has harsh words for one nation in particular. >> as usual, iran, the elephant in the room in that one. >>> plus also this morning, an emotional reunion. a woman who was nearly killed by an out-of-control car. look at the tape. the police officer who literally saved her life. they have been reunited. an incredible story. she is very lucky to be alive. look at that. how close that was. how tragic that could have been. >>> her life was changed. but her dreams remain. a paralyzed woman's vow to walk down the aisle for her wedding day. >> little bit of inspiration on a wednesday morning. great story. >>> first, we have been talking and the country talking about this suns mince monday night. the pressure to do something about the replacement refs. it all picked up steam after this call monday night giving seattle the highly doubtful, questionable, illegitimate victory. >> see one waving it off. one saying touchdown. now even the presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue. abc's karen travers joining us this morning with the very latest. hi, ka
heat with president obama but behind most of the swing states scott pelley asked romney in to 960 minutes >>> you are slipping in the polls at this moment republicans are concerned about the campaign >>> actually a where it tied in the polls we're within the margin of error it bounces around day to day, >>> number one issue remains the economy on face the nation former president bill clinton defended the obama administration's economic plan >>> more likely to produce broadbased prosperity than romney's plan people will see that unless they believe that somehow magically somebody can rest back to full employment in four years. >>> the democrats continue to go after run a clamming his plan lacks specifics >>> that not offer specifics out to lift up the country >>>. republican committee fired back at some republicans >>> we are the only ones talking about how to save medicare the president rated medicare we have specifics coming out of our eyeballs >>> both camps expect to bring specifics to the voters dru levenson cbs news >>> you can see all of mitt romney's interview on 60 minutes
, today is expected to be a quiet date for both president obama and mitt romney. neither candidate has any public events planned. behind the scenes, they're cramming for their first debate. chip reid is traveling with the romney campaign in boston. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. this debate is huge for both candidates. some republican strategists say if does not do well in this, it could be downhill from there. and president obama's advisors are very worried he could make a mistake giving mitt romney the opportunity he needs. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody who makes $20 million a year like he does plays a lower tax rate than a cop or teacher who makes $50,000. >> at campaign appearances friday, president obama and mitt romney seemed to be previewing next wednesday's debate when the battle over taxes is expected to take center stage. romney say ts he'll hold the president accountable for misrepresenting his record. >> i will not raise taxes on middle income americans! >> reporter: the stakes in the debate are so high that both candidates will soon retreat into political
on "world news now" -- confronting the anger against america. president obama uses the world stage to talk about recent uprisings in the muslim world. >> his address to the u.n. general assembly includes a passionate defense of free speech. it's wednesday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm paula faris on this hump day. >> that's right. midweek. here we go. good morning, everybody. good to be back. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the president's speech, including his powerful trib but to murdered ambassador chris stevens coming up in just a second. >>> also in this half hour, officially fed up. football fans are still fuming over that botched call by the replacement refs. so many people are venting on our facebook page. we're going to share a few of the juicy one s coming up in just a second. everybody is talking about the end of that monday night game. >> a fair call for those who live in seattle. outside of seattle, botched call. >> indeed. man. >>> forget living large. in san francisco, go small or go home. we'll give you
state where new polls show they're trailing president obama. they will focus on how they plan to handle the debt crisis, improve unemployment and cut spending if they're elected to office. meantime, ann romney doing her part as well appearing on the tonight show with jay leno where she reflected on the possibility of her husband becoming the first mormon at the white house. >> on a serious note, talk about the significance if he gets elected being the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president, that means to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope that if mitt were elected we would see more of the same. >> she also talked about how much she and her husband love shopping at costco, saying she recently picked up an $18, three pack of kirkland dress shirts he wears "all the time." who doesn't love shopping at costco? you need two things and get a cartful. >> the romneys at costco, indeed. her first time being on the late night talk show like that. it was good. getting into the nitty-gritty. they want to again, the human facto
, the expectations, people expect, president obama, by 2-1 to win the election. not that they're endorsing. if you look at just a year ago, by an 18-point margin, thought the president would lose. just in a matter of one year. >> expect him to win the debate convincingly as well. see what happens. when it comes to the race. it's much closer. when it comes to the race. shows the mitt romney at 49 losing to obama with 47. much closer in that regard. >> so the first one wednesday. then we have two more coming up. biggest one no doubt. >> 36 days to go. >> 36 days to go. my goodness. >> not that we are counting. >>> as the the war in afghanistan winds down, the u.s. military reached a grim new milestone. 2,000 service members have now died in the war. the latest casualty, it was over the weekend when a soldier died in a fire fight with afghan troops. an american civilian contractor was also killed in that battle. >>> all right, new findings this morning in the government's botched gun tracking program, fast and furious, with dozens more firearms linked to crimes in mexico. our new partner univision, r
night. just two days from today. >> the showdown the first of three between president obama and mitt romney. as abc's david kerley reports, both sides are trying to manage expectations. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church, but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate. and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's this week. >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments heap has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well. i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you are going to be shaking your race, it's a brand new race. >> reporter: christie is way off the romney campaign script. they're trying to lowe er eer expectations. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage many years. this is milt's first time on this stage. >> reporter: paul ryan, vice presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details of the romney tax plan even when he was pressed. >>
obama way ahead in the expectations game. >> in our abc news/"washington post" poll, 63% of registered voters, a 2-1 margin, expect president obama to win the upcoming debate and the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. >> but when it comes to the race itself and support for each candidate, a lot closer with the president leading 49% to 47%. we get more of wednesday's debate in denver from abc's karen travers. >> reporter: president obama arrived in nevada for three days of what campaign aide are calling debate camp. but he took a break to rally supporters in that critical battleground state. >> i believe in you. and i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> reporter: both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisers to prepare for wednesday's high-stakes showdown in denver. in recent days aides to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to compliment their opponent and downplay expectations for their side. new jersey governor chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the f
're in the cnn newsroom where we're live this saturday, september 29th. i'm fredricka whitfield. president obama and mitt romney are about to come face to face in the first presidential debate. just four days away, both obama and romney are practicing this weekend while their campaigns are presenting each candidate as the underdog. paul is in the battleground state of new hampshire. >> hey, fred. as running mate paul ryan makes the rounds on the campaign trail both here in new hampshire and ohio, his boss mitt romney is hunkering down, getting ready for the debate on wednesday, the first presidential showdown between him and president barack obama. romney spending a lot of this weekend in debate preparation. the same thing for the president. he's off the campaign trail today, tomorrow he does go out to nevada, but he's spending a lot of this weekend, we believe, behind closed doors getting ready. meanwhile, both campaigns are playing the expectations game, trying to lower the bar for their candidates. even the candidates themselves are doing it. take a listen to mitt romney recently on the campa
, thanks. >>> the race for the white house. "your voice, your vote" with 40 days to go. and president obama has opened up his biggest lead yet in gallup's daily poll, six points. that puts more pressure than ever on mitt romney. and david muir had a chance to talko him late yesterday in ohio. good morning, david. >> reporter: hey, george. that gallup tracking poll will be a concern for the romney campaign. that's the poll they've been pointing to make the case this is a head-heat race. but the president taking the lead in that poll, as well. we asked the governor about these poll numbers as a new ad comes out this morning from the president, trying to keep that lead. this morning, a new and rare pitch. a new ad from president obama, up in 17 battleground states, as he tries to shape the final weeks of this quickly-shifting race. >> there will be debates, speeches and more ads. but if i could sitown with you in your living room or around the kitchen table, this is what i'd say. >> reporter: it comes as the president is buoyed by strong poll numbers in crucial states, ohio and florida. we ask
may recall president obama warned the syrian government not to move their chemical weapons. listen. >> we cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people. we have been very clear to the assad regime and also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we see a budge chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >>shepard: a red line for us is if we see a bunch of chemical weapons being moved around or utilized. we understand they are being moved around. activists say this is unprecedented fighting today in syria's largest city after rebels launched an offensive against the troops. they said they were going to and today they did. all the while, world leaders meeting at the n in new york to try to figure out any way to stop the slaughter. jonathan hunt is at the united nations again today. jonathan, any chance of concrete action from the u.n. on this? >>jonathan: very little from the u.n. itself. on the sidelines of this week's united nations general assembly, there is a meeting going on right now here in n
expectations. the obama campaign arguing in five of the last six debates, the challengers were perceived the winners. romney's had a lot of practice. as you'll see, the romney camp, painting the president as a master orator. through ohio and virginia, this morning, a shift to that crucial first debate. overnight, a senior adviser to the romney campaign, sending a memo to romney surrogates. setting expectations low. saying president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker. and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in recent history. the governor had the same with us. >> he's a brilliant orator. >> reporter: romney will practice again this weekend. the president will travel to nevada this weekend for three days of prep. senator john kerry will play mitt romney. both sides are trying to avoid those infamous debate moments. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: and there was that bet. >> 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> reporter: but so much of it rests with the candidate. the hbo film "game change," nicolle wallace is predicted trying to show
on "good morning america." stick with us, everybody. >>> to presidential politics now, where the obama campaign is releasing a new two-minute ad and in key battleground states, the president lays out a plan to create are manufacturing jobs, promote u.s.-made energy and train workers and reduce the deficit. voters in ohio liked the message the president delivered on jobs there yesterday. polls show mr. obama widening his lead in the state. mitt romney also in the buckeye state telling audiences he cares about the people of america. romney acknowledging that some of the polls show him behind president obama. but he pointed to the first presidential debate less than a week from now as a potential turning point in the race. >>> in new york it was a rough ride for nearly 200 people aboard a brazilian jetliner from rio. they were bracing for a crash landing at kennedy airport because the landing gear was stuck sideways. you can see it there. the pilot circled twice before touching down. the nose gear seemed to miraculously straighten itself out just before the plane hit the tarmac. thankfull
. but pointless, really. going to lose to the reds one way or another. >>> both president obama and mitt romney will be in ohio today. the story behind that swing state. >>> welcome back. take a look and you'll see that the dow futures are slightly higher. s&p futures up by close to two and a half. this comes after the market ended on its weakest levels of the day yesterday. yesterday was the worst day for the month of september for the dow. it was the worst day in two months for the nasdaq and it was the worst day in three months for the s&p 500. all of that kind of playing out overseas as well. in europe this morning, you are going to see some red arrows. a lot of concern about what's happening as protests pick up in spain, and you see more concerns coming in greece right now about austerity measures. the german dax is down by about 1.5%. the nikkei in japan was down by 2%. >>> in "sporting news," the atlanta braves are on their way to the postseason in. the boft the ninth against the marlins last night, freddy freeman connected and takes it to straight center for a walk-off homer. exciting.
for the debate on wednesday, the first presidential showdown between him and president barack obama. romney spending a lot of this weekend in debate preparation. the same thing for the president. he's off the campaign trail today, tomorrow he does go out to nevada, but he's spending a lot of this weekend, we believe, behind closed doors getting ready. meanwhile, both campaigns are playing the expectations game, trying to lower the bar for their candidates. even the candidates themselves are doing it. take a listen to mitt romney recently on the campaign trail. >> he's president of the united states, he's a very effective speaker. >> he's a very eloquent speaker, and so i'm sure in the debates, as last time in his debates with senator mccain, he'll be very eloquent. >> it's not only mitt romney and his campaign playing the game. so is the obama campaign. >> what history tells us, that challengers normally win the first debate. just by the fact that they're standing on the stage with the president. that elevates them, and they normally come into these things as underdogs. we're coming into th
than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> startling new developments in the trial against the accused movie theater shooting in colorado james holmes. court documents released today reveal james holmes threatened an unidentified professor while he was still a student at the university of colorado. according to prosecutors, that professor reported the threats and holmes was banned from campus as a result. defense attorneys say those accusations of threats are false. >>> but police confir
they intended to win the white house based on obama may soon be on the outside looking in at a romney administration. >> i hope you have a great night. i would have to be destitute for that to be the case. if it came to that. from the fast-food guide how the country could be fast. >> unions are making a prophefi. they often do. what do they want? a living wage. >> what should the minimum be? >> 30-35 dollars an hour. >> 30 bucks an hour. >> you tell me how much i need. you are right out of high school into college with your preppie everything, you know nothing. >> do i know nothing? then i want to learn. unions, that's our show tonight. now, john stossel. >> this month it was the chicago teeven teacher's union that got the media attention. but this battle for control of the schools will continue and i will keep covering it. the basic issue of who gets to decide how to manage a workplace and who has the power and who pays applies to more than teachers and taxpayers. all unions say it's good for america if unions protect workers from arbitrary dismissal for example. is th
this presidential election. >> the polls show romney is trailing in most of those states. president obama's campaign is launching a new ad. we go to denver with jan crawford. >> reporter: romney is trying to get back on his economic message after what even his own advisors concede was a terrible week. he put his focus on the economy and jobs and came out swinging at the president. >> this could be the state that takes it over the edge. >> reporter: campaigning in the swing state of colorado romney is keeping his focus on the economy and his message was forceful and specific. >> they don't understand small business. i do. not because i studied, built because i lived it. you have to be in business to under how to create jobs. >> reporter: he's looking to put last week behind him. on the campaign plane sunday night to denver romney told reporter he was buckling down, rejecting suggestions the race may be slipping away. >> we just keep on battling forward with our message. i don't pay a lot of attention to the day-to-day polls. they change a great deal. >> reporter: those polls now show president obama
the announcers to the fans to the players. and even briefly united president obama and republican vp candidate paul ryan. >> give me a break. >> reporter: it appears to be what finally brought the powerful nfl owners and referees' union to this deal arrived at after a marathon negotiating session. refs have been locked out since june in a dispute over both compensation and the power to bench bad referees. but the replacement refs brought in by the league, including one guy who had previously been fired by the women only lingerie football league, proved off to be infinitely worse. >> these replacement officials are not up to the speed of the game. they're not calling the thing that the regular officials would see. >> reporter: the blown calls led to coaches throwing temper tantrums, players arguing their safety was being put at risk, and fans desperately missing the regular refs who are usually taken for granted. >> but the last three weeks we have been focussed in on the officials. the wrong thing to look at. it's kind of obvious. people watch football games now, they're saying, how many bad c
obama speaks to the u.n., mitt romney wants to know why the president is not speaking to other world leaders. >>> speaking of world leaders, we talk with the rulers of egypt and iran, and also with president bill clinton. >>> and a controversial last-second call has nfl fans and players outraged. so did last night's game seal the fate of those replacement reves? >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your wor in 90 seconds. >>> more than 120 world leaders are in town, but the president is not scheduled to meet with any of them. >> president obama to address the united nations amid growing controversy. >> he hasn't set a meeting with benjamin netanyahu of israel. >> he did have time to tape an appearance on "the view." >> well, first things first here. we do have an election ahead. >> this is not a campaign speech. >> do you think that this election has the possibility of producing a change that will overcome gridlock? >> i think it almost certainly will. and let me explain why. i think the president's going to win. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown.
in the wrong direction. >>> the obama campaign has launched its first campaign ad using romney's comments about the so-called 47%. it's running today in ohio has romney and running mate paul ryan are getting ready to kick off their bus tour. the ad says romney should stop attacking others on taxes and come clean on his own. >>> turning overseas, the search has resumed for six climbers missing after a deadly avalanche in nepal. at least nine people were killed on mt. montaslew. one of the highest and trying to recover all the bodies. ten survived and had to be flown to the hospital. many of the climbers were from europe. >>> in southern california crews are battling two dangerous fast-moving fires. the flames threaten 200 homes in riverside county and not far away from san diego county, at least four homes have burned in the campo area. at least 80 more are under threat. firefighters are battling hi temperatures and gusty winds. evacuees are staying in a nearby high school. >>> paula, it's not just california struggling with serious wildfires. dozens of fires are burning in several states and th
why yous pushed for her boss' reelection. she encouraged to make sure obama continues to be president. bun dits said she should be fired because the law does say government employees may not use their official jobs to try to effect an election. the white house said it was a mistake and reimbursed the government for travel expenses she won't be punished. but some conservatives were furious still are they want her fired. come on. political employees do this all of the time. kathleen seb beal why yoll why hard-core democrat of course she promotes obama. that's illegal? what galls me is what's legal. wall street journal says the newcomer to the newcomers is air traffic controller. why? oh it turns out they started giving out more money after president obama gave him a contract with rich pay increases more than what government workers got. i am sure that is just a coincidence. his administration strong commitment to air safety. mitt romney is not committed to air safety. why isn't this illegal? bribery, just seems wrong. unions pay to elect politicians who pay them back with your money. wh
, shifting gears now, president obama and about 120 other world leaders gather here in new york today for the start of this year's u.n. general assembly. as iran's mahmoud ahmadinejad left tehran for the meeting, he promised a debate on the crisis in syria. iran is accused of helping syrian president bashar al assad's brutal crackdown on rebels. >>> and in syria, an explosion near the four seasons hotel near damascus has killed at least one person. a bomb hid inside a bag blew up as they held a rare meeting inside the capital city. the assad regime apparently allowed the meeting to bolster its claim of being open to political reform despite the deadly assaults on rebels. >>> despair at the national zoo. just a week after its surprise birth, a giant panda cub has died. zookeepers were alerted yesterday morning when the cub's mother made a distress call. the staff managed to get the cub out and administer cpr, but it was too late. the cub was conceived through artificial insemination after its mom had five failed pregnancies. preliminary findings on the cause of death are expected today
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